Watching the Racist Lawyer Who Threatened to Call ICE on Spanish Speakers Run Away From Reporters Is My New Favorite Thing Ever

I’m a simple person who finds pleasure in the simple things in life. But of the many simple things I enjoy—watching the sun rise, listening to Beyoncé sing, stalking cat/dog videos online—watching racists get clocked is undefeated, and this week delivered in the most delightful of ways when it comes to Aaron…

Bronx, NY, Man Wants to Stay Anonymous After Winning $5 Million Scratch Off Game; Gaming Commission Says Nah

Imagine forgetting that you’d purchased a scratch off ticket and only noticing it as you were sitting on a toilet. You then proceed to scratch the ticket and your life literally changes before your eyes after you win $5 million. And now you’re fighting to remain anonymous because, damn, you know people are going to…

Chirlane McCray Is Making Mental Health an Open Discussion, and We’re the Better for It

New York City’s first lady, Chirlane McCray, told the audience here at the National Action Network Convention on Wednesday that “we all deal with mental illness, but we don’t talk about it.” People nodded their heads, saying, “That’s right”and “Mmm-hmm,” as she talked about shattering the stigma of discussing mental…

NYC Investigates Principal Who Barred Black History Month Lessons From Being Taught at Her Middle School: Report

The New York City Department of Education is investigating a white middle school principal in the city’s Bronx borough for racially hostile actions against staff and students of color. The most incendiary charge: that Principal Patricia Catania barred Black History Month lessons from being taught to the students of…

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